DC-HSUPA support comes to the Aeroflex TM500 test mobile

December 10, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Aeroflex Limited claims that the TM500 test mobile is the first to market to support full protocol stack UE (user equipment) emulation that enables network testing and measurements for the DC-HSUPA (Dual Cell High-Speed Upload Packet Access) standard specified in 3GPP W-CDMA Release 9.

DC-HSUPA allows a UE to simultaneously transmit data over two independent enhanced uplink data channels, boosting both the uplink data rate and the network capacity, enabling maximum per-UE uplink data rates approaching 23 Mbps — effectively doubling the maximum rate.

The TM500 DC-HSUPA test mobile enables 3G infrastructure equipment manufacturers to perform rigorous performance testing of their DC-HSUPA base station, speeding up the development of infrastructure equipment and its deployment in networks. The TM500 provides the detailed measurement data required by infrastructure engineers for rapid diagnosis of engineering issues, prior to the availability of actual handsets.